ABS unit gone again
I hope this will not be "another" ABS question. Need valuable advise from you folks here. I'm lost...
Bought a 2000 LT 3 weeks ago with a alternate flashing ABS.
Went to the dealer and found out that the valves in the ABS unit were jammed.
After 4 tries, the computer they attached to the socket below the seat managed to free up the valves. After the motronic reset, I was happily e-brake either the front or rear when the street is empty behind me, just so that the ABS can be "exercised" more often. That cost me like 30 USD. I'm in Singapore by the way.
So 3 weeks, ABS kicks in every day I ride, did the emergency brake couple of times each ride, all sweet.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~How it was gone today~~~~~~~~~~~~~
At start stop traffic, when I begin to pull off in first gear, I would hear a loud "DING".. sounds very much like the side stand of any bikes being snapped back by the spring. Sound just came on today and it's not everytime I move off. It happened a couple of times and just before I clear off the jam, the alternating ABS started again immediately after pulling off slowly and hearing the last "DING". That was it. Alternate flashing ABS.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~What I guess I should do~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1)I think I should check and clean the ABS sensors first. Wouldn't hurt anyway.
2)The battery had been replaced a year back. I have no problems starting the bike each morning (about 26 degree Celcius here). The lights does go off for a moment (less than a second) each time the starter motor turns though.. Weak battery?
3)The cruise control is working fine. So i guess it's not the cable that's tied to the swing arm.
4)Buy a new ABS unit? That will cost me more than a month's salary. It's really not my option now. It's not myself to leave something not working as it is either, especially when it's yelling "ABS failure" right in front of you each time you ride.
The dealer told me that they had cases when ABS failed and they managed to reset it, it will fail again soon.. some failed in weeks, others in months. Don't know if whether resetting it again will help this time. Have to wait till Monday.
Does anybody know how the ABS unit work? I saw the unit before, it had two valves on top and understand that there's a PCB controller inside the unit. Really wish to know why the loud "DING" sound came on today.
I'm lost... please help? Many thanks.
Last edited by plonk; Oct 8th, 2005 at 10:39 am.
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